MUH Final Terms
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country music associated with ____ (working-class bars). developed around 1940. use of drums, heavy backbeat, and electric guitar
The dominant country style of the late 1950s and 1960. Pop-style vocals. String arrangements. Choir BGVs. Artist example: Patsy Cline - "Crazy"
An intersection in San Francisco that has a long history being a hippie hang out in the 1960's. This intersection was a hot spot for the local drug/hippie scene that protested peace.
concert venue in San Fransisco
musicians that were not mainstream (against the norm); alternative
Synthesizer (Analog Synthesizer)
An instrument in which sounds are generated electronically...typically uses a keyboard as the primary input device.
A hard rock style that developed in the early 1970s. Its most distinctive feature is heavy distortion.
A rock style of the early 1970s in which theatrical elements - makeup, outlandish dress - were prominent. Ex: David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust), "Starman"
A rock style that sought to elevate the status of rock by embracing a classical music aesthetic and adapting it to rock.
An R&B derived style that developed in the 1970s, primarily under the guidance of George Clinton. It is characterized mainly by dense textures (a lot of musicians in the band) and complex, often 16-beat rhythms.
the rhythm in which the fastest rhythmic layer moves four times the speed of the beat: 4 times per beat x 4 beats = _________.
The dominant Jamaican popular music through the first part of the 1960s. The most distinctive feature of _____ is a strong afterbeat: a strong, crisp "chunk" on the latter part of each beat.
music form (subgenre) of Reggae: slower than "ska." Popular during the late 1960s. Early songs in this subgenre contained social and political content.
most popular Jamaican music. Emerged around 1970. Ex: Bob Marley, "I Shot the Sheriff"
A dance music that became popular in the mid 1970s. Complex rhythms (16-beat rhythm) and rich orchestration. Ex. The Village People, "Y.M.C.A."
A rock style that emerged in the late 1970s. Simple instrumentation, fast rhythms, extremely high volume. Ex: The Sex Pistols, "God Save the Queen"
The "back to basics" movement within rock beginning in the late 1970s. Simplified instrumentation and basic chords and melodies. Ex: Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer"
A process of creating music, invented by French composer Pierre Schaeffer shortly after WWII, that uses recorded sounds as raw material.
A huge dance party conducted in a large space. Drugs were part of the scene (such as ecstasy).
A musical style of the 1980s and '90s where the text was spoken in a heightened voice over a repetitive, mostly rhythmic accompaniment.
the African-American culture from which rap emerged. Included not only rap, but break dancing and graffiti. Ex: Grandmaster Flash, "The Message"
An expression of hip-hop culture. Parallels the energy of the music to which its performed.
A cable television network that began broadcasting music videos in 1981.
Punk-inspired styles. Less-commercial, less pop-based than mainstream, MTV oriented music. Had an "us vs. them" mentality to the business and its more popular artists (artistic control by artists, not by corporations). Fast tempos, busy rhythms, loud volumes in small venues
A rock substyle that emerged around 1990 that fused punk disaffection with the power and distortion of heavy metal.
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